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The Philadelphia Orchestra’s two most recent “virtual” concerts were short in duration but interesting in repertoire. Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts offered a virtual “Farewell Recital” for graduating students. more
I know grills and smokers may seem like they are a dime a dozen, but with everyone making staycation plans and upping their yard games this summer, I wondered how they had evolved for 2021. more
“Sojourner,” an epic journey following the life of Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist, women's rights activist and author, is being presented by First World Theatre Ensemble in collaboration with Quintessence Theatre Group. more
St. Paul’s Church resumes in-person celebration of Choral Evensong, Rite I. And Tempesta di Mare continued its series of “Artist Recitals” with a “virtual” performance featuring its resident harpsichordist, Adam Pearl. more
Twenty-five years ago sisters Abby Pete and Leslie Pontz hired an agent to find a publisher for a proposal they had for a children's book of theirs that would be called “Harvey the Hippo.” more
On May 13, 1984, the dining room doors opened for the first time at Face to Face in Germantown. The idea was simple: much like a soup kitchen, it would offer hot meals for locals, no questions asked. more
In “A Body of Water,” presented by Allens Lane Theatre in West Mt. Airy and streaming May 14, 15 and 16, we meet Moss and Avis, an attractive, middle-aged couple who wake up in bed … more
Three local artists have an exhibit of their work that will take place May 21 to 23 at the Cellini Showroom in Ambler, and is quite unusual for two reasons. more
I recently read “Wyoming” (Cat's Paw Publishing in Spring House) a just-released novel by first-time author Richard Tuttle, who has lived in Chestnut Hill for five years (and Mt. Airy and Flourtown before that), and it blew me away. more
Chestnut Hill author Doug Wechsler's 24th book, “The Cicadas Are Coming,” will be released in May in time for the big emergence of the 17-year periodical cicada. more
On Monday, May 10, 7 p.m., via Zoom, the Big Blue Marble Bookstore will be hosting the book launch for Dr. Taussig's new book, "What We Mean by the American Dream," released April 15 by Cornell University Press. more
“Five Fridays” had become a popular favorite of local classical music lovers for its combination of fascinating programs and support for local charities. And Academy of Vocal Arts streamed “Verlaine, Le Voyage Humain,” April 24-28 more
Lifelong Mt. Airy resident Chantel Holland will never forget the time she walked into an institution where she has been accepted as a member of the corps de ballet only to meet with problems. more
I had the funny realization this week that I do not remember what my husband, I and the kids did for Mother’s Day last year. more
Lillian Gaffney is a modern-day Biblical Job — a Glenside resident, author of the just-published memoir, “Rising Up: A Journey of Addiction, Hope, Courage and Love,” and role model for anyone who has been to hell and wants to find their way back. more
A Germantown resident for most of his life, Mikel Elam, who refers to his age as “timeless,” is a highly regarded artist whose work has been featured in international publications and media. more
The restrictions on the number of players imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown have frequently limited the Orchestra’s repertoire to either 18th century scores or expanded chamber music pieces composed in later eras. more
Now that the major league baseball season has just begun might be a good time for baseball fans to read “The Will of the Creator,” a novel just released in early April by Flourtown novelist Sam Levitt, 61, which has a baseball theme (sort of). more
For the past 13-and-a-half months art lovers have had to be content with viewing art on screens, virtually, but with more and more people getting vaccinated, lovers of fine art will actually be able to get up close and personal with the works of their favorite local artists. more
Henry Crane, 24, of Chestnut Hill, is a very talented self-taught artist who has just published a book of his surrealistic illustrations, “Late in the Years,” almost three years in the making. more
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